UK Queen Elizabeth class

Aircraft Carrier V STOL
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Aircraft Carrier V STOL Queen Elizabeth class

Specifications

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674crew
250troops
65000full load (tn)
280length (m)
70beam (m)
11draught (m)
10000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
107000power (shp)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce MT30
3Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 00
UK Royal Navy AW Merlin HC.4 00
UK Royal Navy AW Sea King ASaC.7 00

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Shipyards

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UK HMD Rosyth - Rosyth2


List of Ships

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UKRoyal NavyR09HMS Prince of WalesGPWS - P----
UKRoyal NavyR08HMS Queen ElizabethGQLZ - Q2017--




2 units


Events

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2008-mayOrderedUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth
2009-jul-7Laid downUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Assembled at Babcock Rosyth, from modules built by BAE Systems (Glasgow), BAE Systems (Portsmouth), Babcock (Appledore), A & P Tyneside and Cammell Laird
2014-jul-4LaunchedUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Naming Ceremony. Dry dock flooded at Babcock Rosyth, after modular construction and cleared No. 1 Dock on 17 Jul
2015-dec-10UK R09 HMS Prince of Wales final, (aft island) structural module departed BAE Systems Glasgow. Took southern route via English Channel and arrived 20 Dec, for assembly and integration at Rosyth.
2017-jun-29TrialsUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth departed HMD Rosyth for 6 week manufacturer Phase 1 trials, with HMS Sutherland as escort.
2017-sep-9UK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Naming ceremony (equivalent of Launch ?) with Duchess of Rothesay (aka Duchess of Cornwall) at Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Rosyth
2017-dec-7CommissionedUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Commissioned at HMNB Portsmouth
2017-dec-21UK R09 HMS Prince of Wales Floated out of dry dock at Rosyth, for completion of fitting out.
2018-feb-6Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth At Gibraltar North Mole during trials
2018-feb-8AircraftUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth embarked two Qinetiq Chinooks for working up trials, including ZH902.
2018-aug-18DeploymentUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth departed HMNB Portsmouth on maiden deployment for 11 week WESTLANT 18 exercise off east coast of USA. Accompanied by HMS Monmouth and RFA Tiderace, she also has 3x Merlin HM.2 from 820 NAS which embarked in the preceeding week plus part of 42 CDO Royal Marines to conduct amphibious exercises. Before leaving UK waters, 3x Merlin HC.4 of 845 NAS (Furious Flt) embarked on 20 Aug. Main objective is to determine operating parameters for the F-35B, which will embark for the 1st time.
2018-sep-17Port VisitUK R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth Visited NS Norfolk after cruising to avoid path of Hurricane Florence. To join with HMS Monmouth.






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